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China’s Top Pesticide Manufacturers
Jul 20, 2018

China’s top pesticide manufacturers


China's pesticide production is mainly concentrated in East China including Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan and Zhejiang provinces, in terms of both the number of producers and tonnage, with the subtotal output contributing nearly 70% to the national total pesticide output. Thereinto, Shandong and Jiangsu provinces are the most important regions for China's pesticide production.


In China, the total number of pesticide producers was estimated to be over 4,000 as of 2015. The total fund for new product research of the whole pesticide industry in China is no more than USD0.07 billion annually, much less than that of even a single multinational player, such as Bayer CropScience, whose annual expenditure on innovation reaches about USD0.6 billion.



The total combined pesticide revenue of 2017 China top 100 pesticide enterprises reached USD16.55 billion in 2016, with a year-on-year decrease of 0.77%; while the total pesticide formulation revenue of 2017 China top 30 pesticide formulations enterprises was USD2.16 billion, down by 12.34% year on year.



The CCPIA, the organiser of the ACE, has published a list of the top 100 pesticide enterprises in China in terms of their pesticide revenue in 2016. As revealed by the statistics in the 2017 list, there was a large polarisation in the enterprises' pesticide revenues, caused by poor industry development, strict environmental regulations, policies on paraquat and mergers & acquisitions among enterprises. Thirty-nine enterprises achieved pesticide revenue of more than USD150.60 million in 2016. Besides, the total pesticide revenue of the top 10 enterprises reached USD4.82 billion in 2016, up by 3.97% year on year. The threshold of entering the 2017 list fell to USD46 million from USD51 million a year earlier.



The first and second rank on the list of the top 100 pesticide enterprises has both climbed 2 and 3 ranks, respectively, in comparison to 2016. Those two companies are Nutrichem and Shandong Weifang Rainbow. Nutrichem is also the only Chinese pesticide manufacturer with a pesticide revenue of more than USD685 in 2016. The third rank on the list is Fuhua Tongda Agro-chemical, a company based in China’s Sichuan province, which climbed from rank 20 in 2015 to the third rank in 2016 by increasing the revenue of pesticides from USD240 million to USD552 million. The first rank from 2015, Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical, fell to the fifth rank in 2016.